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st: RE: Metan help
"Nick Cox" <email@example.com>
st: RE: Metan help
Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:46:21 -0000
I don't understand what you mean in your reference to profile.do. Nor can I, or as far as I can guess anybody else, explain why you get an error with -metabias-. You should explain what error you mean.
But the rest looks relatively simple and nothing to do with your use of a Mac.
You can't use -metan- through a dialog if you don't have a dialog file installed, and that's the problem, as the error message you quote does include.
-metan- doesn't qualify as a programming command, but it is a user-written command. The latest version of -metan- appears to be at
SJ-9-2 sbe24_3 . . . . . . . . metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis
. . . . . . . . . Harris, Bradburn, Deeks, Harbord, Altman, and Sterne
(help funnel, labbe, metan if installed)
Q2/09 SJ 9(2):327
by() variables were being converted to string format and
the predictive interval option rfdist had an error when
used for nonratio measures; these problems are fixed
and the files for this version do not include a dialog file. Your installation, among other things, copied from that source.
Thomas Steichen independently maintains a -metadialog- package on SSC, which may be what you want. I can't comment on whether the dialog files there are up-to-date for -metan-. Tom or others should be able to comment further.
I use Stata 10 for Mac. Previously when I used to use it with
windows, it used to work well. I have the following problem on my
mac. I installed the meta analysis commands from
. net from http://www.stata-press.com/data/mais
I have a user written command saved as profile.do for meta-analysis.
When I use the user written command menu: User-->meta analysis-->
metan, I get the "Dialog for metan not found: Either metan is a
programming command or a user-written command for which no dialog box
has been written" The same thing happens when I type in "db metan".
However, I still can run the command if I use "metan variable1
variable 2 OR etc".
Is this something to do with MAC?
I get an error for metabias as well though I am not using the dialog
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